Ph.D. Admissions

Application Deadline: April 1 for Summer and Fall. Those who wish to have an assistantship should apply by January 15.

Steps to Apply

1. Consider required and preferred characteristics

  • Master's degree in related field
  • Preferred 3.5 or higher graduate GPA
  • GRE Scores: prefer 50th percentile or higher

2. Contact the program advisor ( with any questions

3. Prepare and submit the following:

Submit all Materials to: Division of Graduate Studies, Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

We encourage you to check with the Division of Graduate Studies at 330-672-2661 to make certain all of your materials are complete and have been received. Once a completed file has been forwarded to the program coordinator, an initial screening will take place and the applicant will be contacted to discuss the file and/or schedule an interview. Please plan to have your application completed well in advance of the semester you wish to begin taking coursework.